Delivery speed, choice, adaptability and purchasing convenience are rapidly increasing supply chain complexity. A WMS can transform DCs from cost centres into a competitive advantage!
Meeting today’s consumer expectations is no small feat. To effectively manage shrinking time to delivery windows, fulfil omnichannel orders and enable drop-ship commerce, staff need instant access to supply chain data and the ability to act on it quickly and easily. This is particularly challenging for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) considering tight resources and competitive pressures.
The retail industry is changing at a fast pace. The new omnichannel reality epitomises consumers’ need for instant gratification. Fast delivery isn’t a differentiator anymore; it’s an expectation. So how can retailers expedite delivery whilst maintaining accuracy and profitability? The answer lies in good last-mile delivery management.
Labour is one of the biggest overhead costs in warehouse and distribution operations. Yet, most warehouses cannot operate without a host of floor staff such as packers and pickers. In the world of ever shrinking delivery windows and ever growing customer expectations, effective warehouse and DC labour management is paramount. To remain profitable, businesses are trying to achieve the highest level of productivity with the lowest headcount possible.
Whether you store your retail or wholesale inventory in your own warehouses, or you are a third-party logistics company responsible for fulfilment and distribution of external clients’ products, you depend on one or multiple carriers to deliver your goods.
We have enlisted the 5 top benefits of having an integrated Application Programming Interface (API) with carriers: